Worley edges Rebensburg in WCup giant slalom; Shiffrin 7th

LENZERHEIDE, Switzerland/January 27, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Tessa Worley of France had perfect timing to win her first World Cup race of the season Saturday in the final giant slalom before the Pyeongchang Olympics. World champion Worley survived a tricky passage through the steep first three gates of her second run to hold off Viktoria Rebensburg of Germany … Continue reading Worley edges Rebensburg in WCup giant slalom; Shiffrin 7th

Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal released in corruption probe

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia/January 27, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Billionaire Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal was released on Saturday from the luxury hotel where he has been held since November, according to three of his associates, marking the end of the first phase of a wide-reaching anti-corruption probe that has been shrouded in secrecy and intrigue. The prince, 62, … Continue reading Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal released in corruption probe

St Louis Weather Conditions & Forecast, January 27, 2018

St Louis Weather Conditions, Forecast & Air Quality Index readings published by STL.News ST LOUIS, MO/January 27, 2018 (STL.News) St Louis weather conditions & forecast readings from the St. Louis Lambert International Airport at 4:51 a.m at Latitude: 38.75°N, Longitude: 90.37°W – Elevation 604 feet. Forecast is provided by the National Weather Service (N.W.S.). Current … Continue reading St Louis Weather Conditions & Forecast, January 27, 2018

Justice Ginsburg, nearing 85, signals she won’t retire soon

WASHINGTON/January 27, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — In different circumstances, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg might be on a valedictory tour in her final months on the Supreme Court. But in the era of Donald Trump, the 84-year-old Ginsburg is packing her schedule and sending signals she intends to keep her seat on the bench for years. The eldest Supreme … Continue reading Justice Ginsburg, nearing 85, signals she won’t retire soon

Top Pakistani court orders arrest of escaped police officer

KARACHI, Pakistan/January 27, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — A Pakistani lawyer says the country’s supreme court has given police three days to arrest an absconding officer involved in the killing of an aspiring model in a “fake shootout.” Attorney Nazeer Mehsud says suspended police officer Rao Anwar did not appear at a hearing Saturday and the chief justice ordered … Continue reading Top Pakistani court orders arrest of escaped police officer

US, Poland oppose gas pipeline linking Russia to Germany

WARSAW, Poland/January 27, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The United States and Poland are taking a strong joint stand against a planned gas pipeline linking Russia to Germany. They say it’s a Russian scheme to politicize energy and undermine attempts to diversify European fuel supplies and make European countries less dependent on Moscow. U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson … Continue reading US, Poland oppose gas pipeline linking Russia to Germany

Officials say 63 killed, 151 wounded in Afghan car bombing

KABUL, Afghanistan/January 27, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — A suicide bomber driving an ambulance killed at least 63 people and wounded 151 more in an attack claimed by the Taliban in the Afghan capital Kabul, authorities said. The bombing Saturday came just a week after Taliban militants killed 22 at an international hotel in the city. The attacker used … Continue reading Officials say 63 killed, 151 wounded in Afghan car bombing

Charities see nail clippers, shovels are North Korean no-nos

WASHINGTON/January 27, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Sanctions against North Korea’s government are intensifying, and the few aid groups operating in the country are facing bewildering economic restrictions and bureaucratic hurdles that could cripple life-saving work. Just recently, Chinese customs officers held up shipping containers full of hygiene kits. They found something objectionable in the cargo — nail clippers. … Continue reading Charities see nail clippers, shovels are North Korean no-nos